Gunmen storm Kenyan shopping mall

At least 68 people have been killed by Somali gunmen who have stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The gunmen, reported to be members of the Al Shabaab militant Islamic group, are said to have made the attack to demand that Kenya pull out troops from its northern neighbour. The group are believed to be holding a number of hostages.
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A woman (C) who had been held hostage reacts in shock on September 21, 2013 after she was freed following a security operation at an upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi where suspected terrorists engaged Kenyan security forces in a drawn out gun fight. Some 20 people have been killed and about 50 wounded Saturday in the initial attack by the gunmen the Kenya Red Cross said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A policeman carry's a baby to safety after masked gunmen stormed an upmarket mall and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing at least six on September 21, 2013 in Nairobi. The Gunmen have taken at least seven hostages, police and security guards told an AFP reporter at the scene. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Kenyan woman is helped to safety after masked gunmen stormed an upmarket mall and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing at least six on September 21, 2013 in Nairobi. The Gunmen have taken at least seven hostages, police and security guards told an AFP reporter at the scene. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An image grab taken from AFP TV shows Kenyan troops taking position on September 21, 2013 inside the Westgate mall in Nairobi. Kenyan troops were locked in a fierce firefight with Somali militants inside an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall on September 22 in a final push to end a siege that has left at least 59 dead and some 200 wounded with an unknown number of hostages still being held. Somalia's Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels said the carnage at the part Israeli-owned complex mall was in retaliation for Kenya's military intervention in Somalia, where African Union troops are battling the Islamists. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An injured Kenyan soldier (C, sitting on a wheelchair) is receiving treatment at Oshwal center in Nairobi on September 22, 2013, after he was shot on the second day of a security operation at an upmarket shopping mall in the Kenyan capital where suspected terrorists engaged Kenyan security forces in a drawn out gun fight. Sporadic gunfire rang out as Kenyan security officials said today they were trying to kill or capture the remaining attackers and end the bloodbath at the upmarket Westgate mall, with the standoff now well into a second day. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An image grab taken from AFP TV shows civilians being evacuated from a shopping mall following an attack by masked gunmen in Nairobi on September 21, 2013. Masked attackers stormed the packed upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi, spraying gunfire and killing at least 59 people and wounding 175 before holing themselves up in the complex. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) arrive on September 22, 2013 at the Westgate mall in Nairobi. Kenyan troops were locked in a fierce firefight with Somali militants inside an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall on September 22 in a final push to end a siege that has left 43 dead and 200 wounded with an unknown number of hostages still being held. Somalia's Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels said the carnage at the part Israeli-owned complex mall was in retaliation for Kenya's military intervention in Somalia, where African Union troops are battling the Islamists. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Mall officials and policemen scatter as gunfire is ringing out on September 21, 2013, during a security operation at an upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi where suspected terrorists engaged Kenyan security forces in a drawn out gun fight. Some 20 people have been killed and about 50 wounded Saturday in the initial attack by the gunmen the Kenya Red Cross said. (AFP/Getty Images)